A Political and Literary Forum
Philosopher Karl Popper famously asked how to tell the two apart. His answer—falsifiability—hasn’t aged well, but the effort lives on.
Michael D. Gordin
Every day we transgress against our own longing to act well.
A minimally acceptable ethical life involves using a substantial part of one’s spare resources to make the world a better place.
This conversation is the tenth in the series, Trench Democracy: Participatory Innovation in Unlikely Places.
Albert W. Dzur
Matthew Crawford reflects on the political economy of attention in The World Beyond Your Head.
And its cure.
“What should be the starting point for twenty-first-century thought?”
On Larry Siedentrop's Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism.
Scientists have discarded the moral authority that previously accrued to their vocation.
When it comes to consent, feminists and Christians agree.
One of the largest peaceful protest movements in recent world history.
Guobin Yang, Ran Liu
It's like asking if slavery is good economic policy.
Fifty years later, One-Dimensional Man looks more prescient than its author could have imagined.
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